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Message from the President: Pool Security

Jun 27, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

In the past few weeks I know that we have been bombarding you with lots of messages about pool activities.  Hopefully you find these informative and relevant.  This message is being sent as a reminder, not just as an update on pool matters, but something that affects the entire neighborhood.

Vandalism at TildenWood Pool
For those of you who may not have heard, our neighbors at TildenWood pool had vandals break in early last week and did some significant damage to their property and equipment including throwing furniture in the pool, breaking doors into their building, throwing a laptop, cash box and other office equipment into the pool and scrawling graffiti on the walls.  Additionally, cars in the neighborhood with TildenWood stickers were targeted for damage with windows smashed and other costly damage.  The TildenWood Board of Directors is working with the police and hopefully they will find those responsible.

Vandalism at Old Farm Pool
Pool security is something we take very seriously at Old Farm.  We have the appropriate signage, barbed wire along the fenceline and lighting in the evenings and we have invited the Montgomery County Police to frequently drive up to the pool in the evenings.  Having said that, we are not without incidents.  This past weekend a members car was broken into while parked along Swim Club Way during the recent home swim meet.  As a reminder, when you drive to the pool, please make sure your car is locked while in the parking lot or along the access road, and make sure nothing of value is left in your car.  Thank you for your continued support of the pool and please remember to secure your valuables.

Sincerely, Bruce
Bruce Kay, President
Old Farm Swim & Paddle Tennis Club

Old Farm Swim Team Tops Quail Valley for Second Win in a Row!

Jun 26, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Swim Team  //  No Comments

The Eagles finished off the 2nd week of competition by beating the previously undefeated Quail Valley 452-334

Next Week:  B meet away at Eldwick and A meet away at Norbeck Grove—details in following emails.

A meet: Old Farm moved out to an early lead and keep poruing it on as the Eagles soared to a 452-334 victory over the Quail Valley Marlins.  The Eagles continued to show improvement, dropping time all accross the board.  All star performances were duplicated from week one.  The results from the A meet are up on our web site (A meet results).

B Meet:  The Nessies of Inverness Forest visited OFP on Wednesday night and we had a chance to see a lot of improved times and some exciting races.   The results (Results from B Meet) are now posted on our web site.

Shout Out:  A big shout out and thanks to Mindy Johannessen for stepping in and acting as a B meet manager organizing the volunteers —- we got the meet in by 8:30pm!  Everybody’s help is greatly appreciated by the reps and the kids.

Hurrah to this week’s Exceptional Performer Awards (symbolized by the Old Farm water bottle) and Swimmer of the Week Awards (symbolized by the special swim cap):

This week’s Exceptional Performer Awards and the Swimmers of the Week will be announced Monday morning at practice.

All Star times were achieved by:

  • Jordan Ray (Free)
  • Teresa DiGioia (Back, Fly)
  • Jean-Sebastien Gaultier (Breast)
  • Ethan Opdahl (Breast)
  • Danny Dunn (Breast)
  • Coby Zucker (Breast)

Old Farm & Tildenwoods Summer Teen Pool Party

Jun 24, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events)  //  No Comments

Join your friends for an evening of food, fun, music and more. Make new friends, hang out with old ones… bring your best ones!

  • When: Saturday, July 9th 7:30 – 11:00pm
  • Where: Old Farm Pool
  • Who: 13 yr old and older
  • What: Food, fun, kayak ravces, relays, volleyball, firepits and smores, poker table, music/DJ
  • Attire: “Spiffy” summer casual (and bring a suite and towel) ie, sunglasses good
  • Cost: $10/per person in advance or at the door
  • RSVP: Please! So we can get an idea of numbers

Dinner will be provided, but donations for desserts happily accepted (you know how they eat!). Let me know if your teen will bring anything and thanks!

Second A Meet June 25th 2011 Roster and Volunteer List

Jun 24, 2011   //   by Dive Team   //   Swim Team  //  No Comments

Pep Rally Friday 6/24 at 6:30 PM 

We will have our first Pep Rally immediately following afternoon practice! There will be two this season-before each home swim meet.   We will decorate the pool/deck in preparation for the meet. Next week, we will be making corsages and/or crowns for the meet’s Homecoming theme. Please bring a salad (preferred) or side/dessert to share and plan on buying pizza from the Dive Team’s fundraiser ($2/slice).

Spirit Calendar: click the link to get a copy of our spirit calendar for the season

Here is the volunteer line up and roster for Saturday’s home meet against Quail Valley.  The meet starts at 9 AM.  Warm-ups are at 8 AM.  Everyone who has a swimmer in the meet should expect to work at least 1/2 of the meet. It is fun and a great way to get in on the action and have the morning fly by.  If you are on the volunteer list please check in with Jill (red Old Farm baseball cap) so she can give you a stopwatch or your assignment.   If you are not listed as a volunteer please let Jill know you are there in case someone does not show and we need you, as each and every parent is a crucial part of the success and timeliness of each meet!  We will make sure you can see your child swim each event they are in no matter which job you have been assigned. Thank you in advance for your committment to making the season fun for your children and for your contribution to helping to staff the meet.

Officials, please be at the pool at 8:20am for meetings and briefings.

  • Ref:  Johannessen
  • Head Timer: Garrard
  • Stroke and Turn:  1st 1/2:  Lindsay, Charlip 2nd:  May, Ohlrich
  • Clerks:  Jungreis/Campbell
  • Automation: Minsk and Dunn
  • Ribbons: 1st 1/2:  Yeatman,  2nd 1/2:  Tublin
  • Asst. Meet Manager: Matson

Timers: (please be at meet at 8:20 AM)

  • 1st 1/2:  Stewart, Johnson, Cruser, Bingley, Birch, Wood, Brenits, DePreta, Garson
  • 2nd 1/2:  Charlip, Cernoch, Cooksey, Beach, Rudolph, Zelaya, Brenits, Gautier, Zucker
  • Last minute replacements:  Mahoney, Opdahl

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4th of July Volunteers Needed!

Jun 22, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

The 4th of July is only 12 days away!

If you are interested in volunteering for the festivities, please register using  VolunteerSpot.

All of the volunteers really do make the event run smoothly. New this year… all volunteers registered on VolunteerSpot will have a lounge chair reserved for them on the 4th!

4th of July Volunteers 2011

These are the available spots, please use VolunteerSpot to sign up!

Crafts:                                   10:30-11:15               11:15-12:00

Hand painting 1
2
3
1
2
3
Tattoos 1 1
Beaded bracelets 1
2
1
2
Toe painting 1
2
1
2
Gliders 1 1
Chalk Art 1 1
Baby pool-Bean Bag Toss 

Baby pool-Fishing

 

1
2
3
1
2
3

Games

10:30-11:00 

 

3 legged race 2
2
2
2
Waterballoon toss
Sack race
Wheelbarrow race
11:00-11:45 Watermelon eating contest 2
Hoola hoop contest 2
11:45- 12:30 Bubblegum Blowing Contest 1
Watermelon race 2
Cannonball judging 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other volunteers needed for these activities as well:

  • Flag Set Up July 3rd
  • Set Up at Pool July 3rd
  • Registration Table for Parade
  • Parade Judges
  • Sell Food
  • Cook Food
  • Clean Up Pool July 4th
If you have trouble accessing VolunteerSpot, please contact Karen: opdahljke@yahoo.com.

Thanks in advance,

Karen

 

Old Farm Swim Teams Finish First Week with Wins!

Jun 19, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Swim Team  //  No Comments

The Eagles finished off the 1st week of competition by beating the Division K’s #1 seeded Kenmont 398-374.

A Meet:

Old Farm took the lead in the 1st event and it remaining close the whole meet, but it ended with Old Farm edging the top-seeded Kenmont Tsunamis featuring some excellent.swimmers.  However, Old Farm proved to have even more and there were numerous personal bests and great swims by the Eagles, including six of our swimmers recording all star nominating times.  The results from the A meet are up on our web site.

B Meet:

Both Montgomery Square’s and Old Farm’s teams have grown this year so the meet was a bit longer than usual, but the swimming was great at OFP (Old Farm Pool) on Wednesday night.  The results from the B meet are up on our web site.

Volunteers:

Once again the parent volunteers came up big on both Wednesday and Saturday.  We really appreciate your help.  The kids appreciate your support because it gives them a chance to have fun and also show everyone how hard they work and how much they improve.  They really are amazing!

Special Hurrah to this week’s Exceptional Performer Awards (symbolized by the Old Farm water bottle) and Swimmer of the Week Awards (symbolized by the special swim cap).

This week’s Exceptional Performer Awards and the Swimmers of the Week will be announced Monday morning at practice.  All Star times were achieved by:

  • Jordan Ray (Free)
  • Teresa DiGioia (Back, Fly)
  • Jean-Sebastien Gaultier (Breast)
  • Ethan Opdahl (Breast)
  • Danny Dunn (Breast)
  • Coby Zucker (Breast)

Old Farm Swim Club Water Aerobics and Masters Swimming Starts Soon

Jun 17, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Masters Swim & Aerobics  //  No Comments

Water Aerobics:  Our Third Year!

June 19 – August 11

  • Sunday Mornings: 10:30 – 11:15 AM
  • Thursday Evenings: 7:30 – 8:15 PM
    • 8 classes – $64.00
    • 16 classes – $97.00
    • Drop in: $10.00/class

Classes run by Wetyetwateraerobics. Download the Water Aerobics registration form and bring it completed to your first class.

Masters Swimming:  Our Third Year!

June 13 – August 12

  • Masters Swimming:
    • Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 5:45 – 7:15 AM
  • Masters Stroke Clinic:
    • Tuesday/Thursday: 6 – 7 AM

The fee for Old Farm members is $165 for Masters; $180 for stroke classes. The fee for non-Old Farm members is $195 for Masters; $210 for stroke classes.

Run by Tollefson Swimming. Download the Masters Swimming registration form and bring it completed to your first class.

A Meet 1 Tomorrow at Kenmont: Volunteer List and Roster

Jun 17, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Swim Team  //  No Comments

Here is the volunteer line up and roster for Saturday’s away meet against Kenmont.  The meet starts at 9 AM.  Warm-ups are at 8:10 AM.  We are caravaning from Old Farm at 7:30 AM if you care to join us.

Everyone who has a swimmer in the meet should expect to work at least 1/2 of the meet. It is fun and a great way to get in on the action and have the morning fly by.  If you are on the volunteer list please check in with Jill (red Old Farm baseball cap) so she can give you a stopwatch or your assignment.   If you are not listed as a volunteer please let Jill know you are there in case someone does not show and we need you, as each and every parent is a crucial part of the success and timeliness of each meet!  We will make sure you can see your child swim each event they are in no matter which job you have been assigned.

Thank you in advance for your committment to making the season fun for your children and for your contribution to helping to staff the meet.

Officials, please be at the pool at 8:20am for meetings and briefings.

  • Starter:  Charlip
  • Assistant Head Timer: Garrard
  • Stroke and Turn:  1st 1/2:  Lindsay, Batwinis  2nd:  Johannessen, Olhrich
  • Clerks:  Jungreis/Campbell
  • Automation: Minsk/Daumit and Dunn
  • Ribbons: 1st 1/2:  Tublin,  2nd 1/2:  Mirsky/Birch
  • Asst. Meet Manager: Matson  (please be at meet at 8:10 AM)
  • Timers: (please be at meet at 8:20 AM)
  • 1st 1/2:  Birch, Batwinis, Johnson, Garson, Wagner, Rudolph, Shenken, Stewart, May
  • 2nd 1/2:  Williams, Zucker,  Beach, Synder, Opdahl, Mahoney, Johannessen,Cernoch, Gautier

Roster:

If your child cannot swim for any reason please email Griff at Griff17@yahoo.com at the latest by Friday morning.

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Morning Practice Begins Tomorrow!

Jun 16, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Swim Team  //  No Comments

Morning practice for swim team starts tomorrow morning, 8:00-8:45 for 10 and under and 8:45-10:30 for 11 and up. It will be a fun Friday practice and doughnuts will be served at the end.

In addition for Saturday morning’s A meet at Kenmont we will have a caravan from Old Farm to Kenmont that will meet at 7:30 AM.

Warm-ups will start at 8:10 and the meet starts at 9:00.

Go Eagles!

See you at the pool

Coach Jordan Ray

OFST 2011 Time Trials Results & Availability for Meets This Week

Jun 13, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Swim Team  //  No Comments

Hot! Hot! Hot!  Great swimming despite the swelter!  The results of Time Trials are now posted in the meets results section of our web site.  The parent volunteers did great as well — we really appreciate everyone’s help.

Summer Schedule:  You will be receiving two emails today regarding the availability of your swimmers for the B and A meets this week.  Please respond as indicated therein.

However, so we can more effectively plan ahead for all the scheduled meets (listed below), please tell us any meets (this week and beyond) any of your swimmers or you won’t be available by sending an email to:

old_farm_i_can_be_there@hotmail.com

Please send this information to us as soon as you can, and please update for any change in your circumstances by email to the same address as soon as you become aware of them.

Scheduled meets:

  • Wednesdays: 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6 and 7/13
  • Saturdays 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16 and 7/23
  • Sundays 7/10 and 7/17

Remember, all OFST meets are denoted in our new Swim Team calendar (click on the event name to see more details including street address and map location).

 

Jill, Gail, Kathi, Jay and I would greatly appreciate this information.